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The Eight Elements of Inspiration – Necessity

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be ROUSED to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.

- Anna C. Brackett

We’re busy. We have many demands on our time. We have our own lives to live, and present concerns outweigh numinous calls to action from distant causes. Sometimes, a well-designed ad or YouTube video will pique our interest, and we’ll spend a few minutes taking a look. But how often does that turn into real action? If we’re honest, how frequently do we rouse ourselves from the demands of the everyday to do something about a cause which matters?

Not often.

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The Eight Elements of Inspiration – Information

We seek to bestir the people into an awareness of their own condition, provide inspiration for their thoughts and ROUSE Them to pursue their true interests.

- Jack Knight

Inspiration starts with information. We cannot act if we do not understand, and many of the challenges we face – as individuals, as an organization, and as a society – are extremely complex. It isn’t always clear even what the problem is, let alone how to solve it, and we can be so deeply enmeshed in systems we are a part of that we can’t see how things might be different. Thus the first job of anyone who would inspire others to act is to “bestir us into an awareness of our own condition”. You have to inspire people’s thoughts.

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